Feb. 01, 2016

Statement Regarding Suspension of Production at Plants in Japan


Toyota City, Japan, February 1, 2016―Due to parts shortages resulting from an explosion that occurred on January 8 at an Aichi Steel Corporation (Aichi Steel) manufacturing facility, Toyota Motor Corporation (Toyota) will suspend all production on its vehicle assembly lines within Japan from February 8 through 13.

Operations are scheduled to recommence on February 15, and vehicle production on lines outside Japan will not be suspended.

Toyota will continue to take any measures necessary to minimize the impact of this incident on vehicle production. Such measures may include production on alternate lines operated by Aichi Steel and procurement from other steelmakers.